Dr. Terry Wighs joined our veterinary team in October 2016. Dr. Wighs graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a B.S. degree in Animal Science. He initially came to Fairbanks in 1974 to work for the Institute of Arctic Biology, at the Reindeer Research Station in Cantwell, Alaska. This adventure turned into a permanent position that lasted until the spring of 1978 working as a herdsman for the UAF Agricultural Experimentation Station, Animal Science Department.
Aviation had always been a passion, and before long, Terry became an Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot. As years passed, he was blessed with three children and 10 grandchildren. Terry left the experimental farm in August 1989, after being accepted into Veterinary School at Kansas State University, and graduated four years later, with a DVM degree in 1993. After working for a small animal clinic in Salina, Kansas for 18 years and after all the children had finished school and left the “nest”, the longing to return home to the Golden Heartland has brought him back.